Huffle’s good at sitting when you’ve got something good for him (and he checks, don’t think he doesn’t!) but “stay” has been a massive hurdle we’ve yet to overcome in our past three years with him.
I’ve had some limited success with “wait” lately. There’s a golden hour in the afternoon when I leash him up for our walk, and ask him to wait while I fetch my shoes and the mail to be dropped off:
Touch his head, “wait”.
Walk behind him, touch his back, “wait”.
He’ll crane his head to look behind him a little, but about 30-40% of the time he’s willing to wait til I come back which is pretty great!
Disappointingly though, he simply won’t ever do it for his Da so I look like a lying liar when I brag about it!
I could wish he’d learn to be a little more like these pups ….